Rodney Local Board update

I’m hoping this will be a regular email providing brief updates on key local initiatives provided by the Rodney Local Board and links to where you can provide your important feedback. There is a large number of consultation documents coming out for public feedback. Too often public feedback is limited and not representative, so please if you have the time we would love your feedback.

Feedback wanted for our Local Board Plan:

We have developed a draft local board plan for Rodney, and we want your feedback. For more information please visit -

Feedback wanted for the Auckland Civil Defence Group Plan:

Since the major weather events earlier this year Auckland Emergency Management has been working through what they have learnt and are ready to bring their draft Group Plan out for public feedback.

The Group Plan sets out the strategic direction for our work on Auckland’s Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) system – it outlines the CDEM vision and goals for Tamaki Makaurau, how they will achieve them and how they will measure their performance. The Group Plan is designed to be used by the CDEM Group, key partners and stakeholders involved in CDEM functions in Auckland. It also provides the public with an understanding of how these stakeholders work together, and the role they themselves can play in building individual and community resilience. The plan covers a 5-year period.

The public can view the document and have their say either online via AK Have your Say here, or by visiting any of the council service centres or libraries.

Feedback wanted for the Auckland Transport Speed Management Plan:

Auckland Transport is looking at a number of changes including speed reductions, your feedback is wanted

Feedback wanted for Storm Recovery and Resilience:

Auckland Council is developing the Tamaki Makaurau Recovery Plan and a series of stormwater improvements called ‘Making Space for Water’ to focus on the longer-term recovery.

We want your feedback on these plans.

AT HOP Card Service:

After extensive discussions with the public and Auckland Transport, I have requested that the Helensville Library is given the ability to Sell and Top-up AT HOP cards, to match what is now available in Warkworth. Currently there is only one shop in Helensville that sells HOP cards, and the nearest place to top-up a card is in Westgate. Not everyone can top-up online and there is also the issue that online top-ups do not show on the card balance the same day. I’ve had a very positive a reply from Auckland Transport, and they have confirmed that Helensville Library is on their radar, and they are looking at providing the service.

Shelly Beach:

Three sets of steps have been installed in each of the bays along the seawall to allow better and safer access to the beach.

Shelly Beach Campground:

Remains Closed until further notice.

Mosquito Bay Track upgrade:

Mosquito Bay (top end of South Head) walking tracks have been fully renewed. It is a vast improvement and well worth checking out.

Golden Stairs – South Head Road:

Pleased to update that repair to the golden stairs slip on South Head Road is well underway. It is a major repair and expected completion date is the end of August at this stage.

Mark Dennis, JP.  Rodney Local Board.  Mobile: 027 334 4498


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 Editor:  Unfortunately this press release was received after our August issue had been printed and the deadline for Feedback submissions requested above will have passed before you receive this issue.  If you are interested in sending Feedback to the Council in future visit and stay informed about what is in the pipeline.

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